“Shared Reading builds a bridge for me” – Melanie’s Reader Story

Melanie is a volunteer Reader Leader for The Reader’s North Wales project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which finds volunteers across the three counties of Gwynedd, Conwy and Anglesey to read with people one-to-one or in small groups.

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A thousand more children reading for pleasure in the North West after first year of The Reader’s First Page project

With more than 100 parents and volunteers trained to help improve children’s life chances

The Reader is celebrating a hugely successful first year for First Page, with more than 1,000 children now reading aloud for pleasure across the North West thanks to a growing network of parents, carers and volunteers.

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“This is the thing, this truly is the thing,” Jane Davis says in thank you message to Shared Reading North West reading revolutionaries

For the past two years, The Reader has had the immense joy and privilege of working with a growing family of volunteers, local partners and national funders in the North West to test how best to build stronger and healthier communities through Shared Reading.

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